I love living in a climate where there are four distinctly different seasons.
Usually I'm eager to enjoy the next season while dragging my feet to leave the last season. There never seems to be enough time to enjoy all that a season has to offer.
But not this time. I've never been so eager to see a season end. The unrelenting heat and drought of this summer can not end too soon!
Not that this summer is giving up easily. Usually by now we are enjoying crisp fall days, but today it hit 88 degrees. At least the night temperature has been cooling down since I refuse to turn on the air conditioning. And we still desperately need rain.
But I have fall on the brain and am choosing to believe that cool weather is soon approaching.
To me, the best part of fall is hot drinks. I'm not a coffee drinker but in cool weather Ed and I will often enjoy a mug of cocoa or tea after we put the children to bed at night. There is just something comforting about a hot mug in your hand and I can understand why some nurse a coffee mug all day. Or maybe it is just time spent in the quiet moment of the day with my husband that I really enjoy!
Add in a scented candle
and a few pumpkins (the only two survivors from the patch) and the picture is complete.
Oops! Can't forget the apple pie!
I finally went to the orchard and bought some apples this week. I can't believe it took me so long. I LOVE apples!
Mmmm....so many reasons to love fall.